Rick Kearns
2/15/13
For the first time in history the new Bolivian Ambassador to Ecuador is an indigenous woman, Rusena Maribel Santamaria Mamani, a former leader of a women’s agricultural union...
Dominique Godrèche
2/12/13
Samia Maldonado a Kichwa psychologist turned filmmaker from Otavalo, Ecuador was in Paris to present her documentary Mindalae during the Geneva film festival – Filmar por Latin Ame...
Rick Kearns
2/7/13
On January 28, a Guatemalan judge announced that General and former President Jose Efrain Rios Montt along with his chief of intelligence Jose Rodriguez Sanchez could be tried for ...
Gale Courey Toensing
2/6/13
James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has put out a call for information on extractive and energy industries in or near indigenous...
Steven Newcomb
1/28/13

John Collier was the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1933 to 1945, during the New Deal era of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Collier was first appointed to that post, he had a typical view that Indigenous cultures would die out as a result of “civilization” and “progress.”...

Dominique Godrèche
1/27/13
Chief Raoni Metuktire recognized by his labret, an ornamental disk worn by warriors on their lower lip showing they are ready to die for their land, has become synonymous with the ...
Rick Kearns
1/25/13
The Mexican Government recently announced the formation of a Commission for Dialogue with the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, to “deal with the historic debt” the country owed to ind...
Gale Courey Toensing
1/24/13
A new and legally binding international treaty to reduce harmful emissions of mercury was adopted by more than 140 states at the 5 th International Negotiating Committee session at...
Sidney Hill
1/6/13
The following is a statement by Tadodaho of Onondaga Indian Nation Chief Sidney Hill in support of Chief Theresa Spence and Idle No More and its stand in solidarity against Canada’...
Rick Kearns
1/4/13
Mayan priests and special guests celebrated the Fire Ceremony on December 21 in the ancient city of Tikal, Guatemala to welcome the first rays of the sun and the beginning of a new...

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